Pete Holland
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Pete Holland

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
Band Folk Americana


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The best kept secret in music


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Citizens Warehouse- July 2002
Henhouse Studios Anthology 4- 2004
Life is Precious, Life is Cheap- April 2005


Feeling a bit camera shy


Pete Holland is a 21st century urban folkie, erstwhile collegiate footballer, and chronologically scattered guitar picker. Generally composed amidst the asphalt and smog of Los Angeles, his songs evoke lonesome rural highways and northern California chill more than they hint at their urban beginnings.

Singer-songwriter? Only in its most literal sense. Sometimes the most harmlessly descriptive phrases can evolve into pejoratives, and in this day one cannot use the term singer-songwriter without conjuring images of a twentysomething malcontent, strumming ham-handedly while whining predictable lyrics to the six or so other open-mikers at the coffeeshop. But yes, Pete Holland writes his own songs, plays the guitar and sings 'em.

With an unaffected voice both singing and telling, Pete's lyrics sometimes flow with ease, sometimes sputter and stop and start. They'll remind you of your best and worst days, and always resonate with the familiarity of the average ones. With a guitar style that occupies the undeveloped ground between rootsy flatpicking and a folksinger's strum, between the tradition of Mississippi John Hurt and the convoluted lines of latter day Elliott Smith, the result is part folk and part city, half tomorrow, half yesteryear and wholly its own.

With the April, 2005 completion of his new EP "Life is Precious, Life is Cheap," Pete is shouldering the pleasurable burden of distributing the record by playing anywhere in the West that'll have him.